Niagara, Lockport and Ontario Power Company

Niagara, Lockport and Ontario Power Company
Item# 4573


Stock Certificate, issued/canceled
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The Niagara, Lockport and Ontario Power Company was incorporated in New York in 1894 for the purpose of distributing electric power. 55 per cent of its stock was owned or controlled by the Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company, and 45 per cent was owned by the Ontario Power Company.

The company did not own power generation equipment but was strictly a transmission company only to supply power over a wide area of northern and western part of New York east of Niagara Falls.  The power line transmitted power at 60,000 volts generated by the Ontario Power Company from the Canadian side of Niagara Falls.  Water was taken from the Niagara River and redirected through underground shafts to a power station located at the bottom of the cliff near the foot of the falls.  The Niagara, Lockport and Ontario Power Company took delivery of the electrical power at the international border in the middle of the Niagara River.  The line ran mostly on steel towers 16 miles east to Lockport then 57 miles to Mortimer near Rochester, 10 miles to Fairport, and 71 miles to Syracuse.  Additional lines carried power in the vicinity of Buffalo.NY-New York Utility Companies Electric Companies Female Subject Nude Subject Power Lines Featured

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